07/27/14 2:38pm

We will gladly post things like this ANYTIME and your help with celebrating life in Alexandria is ALWAYS appreciated. You can submit items about whatever you want to talk about in Alexandria – just please keep it clean as this blog is about news, views, and things to do in Alexandria. Simply contact me if you’d like to contribute.

A reader writes in (after the jump…) about the Brent Place apartments on 375 South Reynolds Street in Alexandria. Submit your thoughts below.


07/27/14 1:48pm

Eisenhower West Alexandria virginia

The 2nd Community Meeting of the Eisenhower West Small Area Plan will be held on Monday, July 28, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM at Charles E. Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke Street. The meeting will be preceded by an open house beginning at 6:30 PM for the public to view background material presented at previous meetings.

At the meeting, members of the community will actively participate in a planning workshop to define the desired future for the Eisenhower West Area. The community will be establishing the vision for what the area should become in the next 25 years. Therefore, members of the community are strongly encouraged to attend and participate.

The meeting agenda and materials will be posted later this month on the Eisenhower West Small Area Plan website at www.alexandriava.gov/eisenhowerwest. For additional information or to get involved, contact Radhika Mohan at 703-746-3850.

07/26/14 7:37am

Weeks ago, I re-introduced the Saturday palate cleanser posts (a.k.a. video of the week) on Red Brick Town. During the week, I post things going on in the neighborhood, about road closures, and news/events happening in the Alexandria, Virginia community. So I thought maybe one post during the week could just be for fun. Therefore, a post that will cleanse the palate.

For this week, given just how much Alexandrians LOVE their pets (especially dogs), here is a video going viral of a schnauzer who hadn’t seen its owner in two years and literally passes out from happiness. According to the video, the schnauzer, Casey, was taken to the vet and is 100% okay.

07/25/14 10:08am
Metrorail train arriving at King Street Metro

Reconstruction of the Metrorail system will continue over the weekend of July 25-27 with service adjustments on the Red Line only beginning at 10 p.m. Friday and continuing through system closing on Sunday.

Silver Line service begins Saturday, July 26 at noon. Orange, Silver, Blue, Green and Yellow line trains will operate at regular weekend intervals. Red Line trains will operate every 20 minutes between Shady Grove and Glenmont with additional trains between Grosvenor and NoMa-Gallaudet during daytime hours.